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Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
newshour this monday, the lead story: president obama in china, where he talked to students about freedom and censorship. >> the more information flows, the stronger the society becomes. >> lehrer: after the other news of the day, we'll have a big picture look at u.s.-china relations, and a sampling of how people in beijing view the american president. then, gwen ifill updates the general motors bankruptcy, as it announces plans to begin paying off its bailout debt to the federal government. elizabeth brackett reports on the debate about oil mined in canada and refined in the u.s. and jeffrey brown talks to author robert edsel about his new book on art that was looted by the nazis in world war ii. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? every day, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahea
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Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
newshouthis monday, the lead story: psident obama in china, where he talkedo students aboutreedom and censohip. >> the more iormation flowsthe stronger the society becomes. >> lehrer: after the otr news of the day, we'll have big cture look at u.s.-china retions, and a sampling of how people in beijing view the american psident. then, gwen ill updates the general tors bankruptcy, as it anunces plans to begin paying off its bailout bt to the deral government. elizabethrackett reports on the debate about oil mined cada and refined in the u.s. and jeffrey brown tal to authorobert edsel about his ew book on art that was loot by the nazis in rld war ii. major funding for the wshour with jim lehrer is pvided by: >> what theorld needs now is nergy. the energy tget the economy mming again. the energy to tackle cllenges like clate change. what if that energy me from an energyompany? every day chevron invests $62 millioin people, in ideas-- seing, teaching, building. fuelg growth around e world to moves all ahead. thiis the power of human eney. hevron. d by toyota. and monsanto. d by grant thor
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Nov 12, 2009 6:00pm EST
you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama has ordered his top advisers to revise the afghan war options they presented him. that word came today after the top u.s. diplomat in afghanistan warned against sending large new numbers of troops. judy woodruff has our lead story report. >> reporter: the president's call for new troop options came with 68,000 americans already on the ground, and calls for 40,000 more, from commanding general stanley mcchrystal. but the u.s. ambassador, retired lieutenant general karl eikenberry, reportedly has strongly advised against major new deployments until the afghan government confronts widespread corruption. reports of classified cables sent from eikenberry to president obama were splashed across the front pages of major newspapers today. the ambassador's advice seemed to be reflected in a white house statement issued last night. it read: "after years of substantial investments by the american people, governance in afghanistan must improve in a reasonable period of time." news accounts said four proposals were on the table thursday as the presid
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Nov 24, 2009 6:00pm EST
pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama confirmed today he's ready to announce his decision on sending u.s. troops to afghanistan. he said he'd spell out his plans after thanksgiving. margaret warner has our lead story report. >> warner: the president met well into last night with his national security team, his tenth and final such session since september. today, it was widely reported he'll address the nation tuesday night. >> i'll be making an announcement on how we intend to move forward. >> warner: the president spoke of his decision at a joint news conference with indian prime minister manmohan singh, who was making the first state visit of the obama presidency. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. and i feel very confident that when the american people hear a clear rationale for what we're doing there and how we intend to achieve our goals, that they will be supportive. >> warner: mr. obama was said to have co
PBS
Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
news of the day: jeffrey brown reports on president obama's japan visit; paul solman talks with sheila bair, the nation's chief banking regulator; and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> 150 years of financial strength and the experience of an established investment firm have come together. wachovia securities is now wells fargo advisors. the financial advisors nearby and nationwide. with the advice and planning expertise to help you address today's unique challenges, we're with you. wachovia securities is now wells fargo advisors. together, we'll go far. this is the power of human energy. and by toyota. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
. reports of classified cles sent from eikenrry to esident obama were splashed across e front pages of major newspapers today. t ambassador's advice seemed to be reflected in ahite house statemt issued last night. it read: "afteyears of substantial investments bthe american peoe, governance in afghanistan musimprove in a reasonable piod of time." news accountsaid four propols were on the table thursday as the prident met again with his nationasecurity team. today however, defee secretary robert gates nfirmed mr. obama wanted something different. e option was to add 30,000 o more troops to take on the taliban in targeted, keareas. the otr three ranged from a small influx of forces to th 4000 general mcchrystal has asked r. the eventsn the u.s. could add to the pressure on ahan presint hamid karzai, after his default re-eltion earlier this mont secretary of state hillary clinn underscored that point today, during a stopn the ilippines. >> we're lookg to president karzaias he forms a new government, to takaction that will demonstrate-- n to the internional community-- but first and fomost
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
rorts on preside obama's japan visit; pausoan talks with sheila bair, the nion's chief banking regulator; and mark shiel and david brooks anale the week's news. major fundinfor the newshour with jim lehrer is providedy: >> this is the engine that connects abuant grain from the americaneartland to haran's best selli whole wheat, while keeping 60 billn pounds of carbon out of the atsphere every ar. bnsf, the gine that connects us. >> 150 years of nancial strength a the experience of an estlished investment firm havcome together. wachovia securiti is now wells fargo advisors. th financial advisors nearby and nationwide. with the advice and plning exptise to help you address today's unique challges, we're with yu. wachovia securits is now wells fao advisors. gether, we'll go far. this is the wer of human enery. an by toyota. a by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, techlogy, and improved economic performce and financial iteracy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing suppt of thse institutions and foundatis. and... this program s made possible bthe corporation for
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Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
, officials in washington focused on tributes to the fallen. at the white house this morning, president obama said the entire nation is grieving. >> so from now until veterans day, i've ordered the flags at the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. this is a modest tribute to those who lost their lives even as many were preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> reporter: aides said the president will attend a memorial service at fort hood. in the meantime, the victims were remembered on the house floor today. >> our entire country mourns the losses of those who passed and were killed and are praying for them at this very, very sad time. >> reporter: and flags were lowered at the white house, capitol, and around washington, as well as in killeen and at fort hood. >> woodward: much more also emerged today on the accused gunman, major nidal malik hasan, a native of the washington, d.c., area. ray suarez reports on that part of the story. >> reporter: this mosque in silver spring, maryland, was hasan's spiritual home, in the region where he spent much of his
PBS
Nov 10, 2009 6:00pm EST
viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama honored the victims of the fort hood massacre today. he led the mourners at an outdoor memorial service on the large army post in central texas. newshour correspondent kwame holman has our lead story report. ♪ >> reporter: thousands of family members, friends, and fellow soldiers came from across the country today for the somber ceremonies. they paid tribute to the lives and service of the 13 people killed and 29 wounded last thursday. some of the wounded were able to attend the service, others remain hospitalized. in memory of the dead, 13 pairs of combat boots were placed below the stage, each with an inverted rifle topped with a helmet. a picture of each victim was displayed below. the post commanding officer, lieutenant general robert cone: >> fort hood is home to one of the largest concentrations of soldiers and families in our army. we will never be accustomed to losing one of our own. but we can more easily accept it when it's on foreign soil. never did we expect to pay such a high price at home, where soldiers
PBS
Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
into law. the timing may not fit with what president obama wanted, but there was a big step. >> norm, thank you very much. >> jim: in other news today -- >> lehrer: in other news today, wall street shot higher after 20 leading nations agreed over the weekend to continue economic stimulus efforts. the dow jones industrial average gained 203 points to close near 10,227. the nasdaq rose 41 points to close at 2154. iraq has set a date for national elections, next january 21. on sunday, parliament approved a law needed to organize the voting after weeks of deadlock. today the electoral commission set the actual date. any major delay in the elections could have slowed the u.s. military pullout. also today, the u.s. army reported two helicopter pilots were killed yesterday in a crash. there was no indication of hostile fire. americans accused a senior prosecutor in iran accused three americans of espionage today. the three have been held since july. relatives said they were hiking in iraq and accidentally strayed across the border into iran. in germany today, secretary of state clinton call
PBS
Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
afghanistan. president obama has been weighing options for months, and today, in china, he talked about it with cnn. >> i will announce that decision certainly in the next several weeks. the pieces involved number one, making sure that the american people understand we do have a vital interest in making sure that al qaeda cannot attack us and that they can't use afghanistan as a safe haven. we have a vital interest in making sure that afghanistan is sufficiently stable that it can't infect the entire region with violent extremism. >> ifill: that decision will come as public support for the afghan war continues to fall. a "washington post"-abc news poll published today found 52% of americans now believe the war has not been worth fighting. support for the war in other nato-member nations is lower still. but the alliance said today it plans a meeting next month to discuss sending in even more troops. >> lehrer: gwen will look at corruption in afghanistan later in the program. >> lehrer: in other news today, senate democratic leaders got the word on how much their health care bill would cost:
PBS
Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
afternoon president obama said he telephoned karzai to offer his congratulations. >> although the process was messy, i'm pleased to say that the final outcome was determined in accordance with afghan law. >> ifill: mr. obama said he also told the afghan leader he now expects serious efforts to rein in corruption and govern the country effectively. >> after some difficult years in which thekms been some drift that, in fact, he's going to move boldly and forcefully forward and take advantage of the international community's interest in his country to initiate reforms internally. that has to be one of our highest priorities. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment, but as i indicated to him the proof won't be in words. it will be in deeds. >> ifill: the president did not say when he would decide on sending more american troops. instead, white house press secretary robert gibbs repeated it will happen "in the coming weeks". now, back to margaret warner in kabul. i spoke with her earlier. margaret warner, it's good to see you. it's been quite a dramatic weekend. how did
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Nov 18, 2009 7:00pm EST
uld be sent backs fuel rods, which cannot easilye used to make weapons. president obama arrivein south korea toy, after a 3-day visit to china. itwill be the final stop on his week-long tour of asia. hours before mr. obama aived, police in riot gear nfronted dozens of antiar demonstrators. they hd gathered outside the us embassy in seoul. the president'sgenda in seoul waexpected to include trade talks and north kor's nuclear progra iu.s. economic news housing starts plued more than 10% october. that report, fromhe commerce deptment, stifled any chances for another rally o wall street. the dow jones industrial avage lost 11 poin to close at 10,6. the nasdaq fe 10 points to cse at 2193. >> lehrer: and still to comon the newshour night: the palin book; the aorney general in the hot st; a google book; and a young nation's strules. at follows gwen ifill's loo at corruption iafghanistan. >> ifill: asresident obama approaches a decisioabout the u.s. le in afghanistan, one question looms. amid the reports of continung corruption, wh kind of partner ll hamid karzai be? joining uso tackle that e
PBS
Nov 20, 2009 6:00pm EST
"misleading" statements. the illinois democrat fills the seat once held by president obama. but he has given changing versions of his contacts with the man who appointed him. governor rod blagojevich was later ousted over allegations he tried to sell the seat. the u.s. and 5 other nations urged iran today to reconsider a u.n. proposal on its nuclear program. the iranian regime balked this week at shipping much of its uranium abroad for additional processing. in berlin, germany, the head of the u.n. nuclear agency, mohamed el baradei, said he still sees room for a deal. >> i would hope definitely that we will get an agreement before the end of the year. and that is what i think, you know, a number of partners have indicated that, you know, they would like to give iran an opportunity to engage at the end of the year. i would hate to see that we are moving back to sanctions >> lehrer: in washington, a state department spokesman said the u.s. has not given up hopes of an agreement. in afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed 16 people, and wounded at least 23 more. the attacker blew himself up on a
PBS
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
assess manys or attempts to assess the effect of the obama administration stimulus package on the wider economy. where do you come down on that question. >> i think it's worked. it's no accident that this recession ended when it did. having said that, this recovery is still very fragile. businesses lag the confidence and the credit necessary to go out and hire. so i think the economy still needs support. so i would argue that policy makers should continue to provide that support. >> suarez: joel naroff, on is stimulus, where do you come down? >> i think it has worked to a fairly large extent. this is where i think mark and i agree. i think the idea that the stimulus is going to continue to 2010 is critical. if you go back to the depression, you have to remember that the depression wasn't one long recession. there was a failed recovery in the middle of that. we can't afford a failed recovery at this particular point. we'd be shooting off all the bullets and they wouldn't be there anymore. so i think the fact that we can talk about an expansionea, we can worry whether it's going to
PBS
Nov 27, 2009 6:00pm EST
manpower so it is a really deep commitment. and it could be and my suspicion is that barack obama does not want that huge commitment so he will find another strategy. the question is if you insert those 30,000 odd men and women what strategy is there aside from this coin strategy that he is going to use. i think, i will be mostly paying attention to that, what exactly are these people going to be doing and how does it relate to the ends. and finally to end on something mark said, i think it is quite legitimate. i don't know why we are there. i mean i've talked to many people and they give me very different answers. a lot of people say we are there so there is no sanctuary for terrorists. some people say we are really there to secure pakistan. and there are other things. so there is a whole series of different arguments that are made. and he's got it really emphasize one or the other and really show why it is crucial. >> can these all be pulled together, mark, in one speech on one night? >> well, swrudee, it's a major task. i mean this is how the rise and ascent of barack obama has occu
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00pm EST
as president obama tookart in tradional ceremonies at arlingtonational cemetery. he laid wreath at the tomb of the unknowns then liened as the strains of taps soundd. ♪ from there,he dignitaries moved to the cemetery'memorial ampitheer, where a large crowd waid. secretary of veterans aairs, eric shinki. >> from lexingt and concord to antietam and gettysbg, to the mane river and bastogne, iwo jima, the chosin rervoir, the ia drang valley,he sanh to falluh and iraq and the shah- i-kot valley in afghistan, and countlesother places, the warriors we hoor today have earned the lovethe respect, and thedmiration of a grateful nation. >> holman: the esident spoke ofhose killed just last week on american soil at ft hood, texas. >> yesrday i visited the troops at fort hood. we gathered in remembrance o those we recent lost. weaid tribute to the lives they led. there w something that i saw in them, something that see in th eyes of every soldier and sailor, airman, marine and coastguardsmathat i have had the privilege to meet inhis country and arod the world, and at thing is determination. >>
PBS
Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
wednesday: the lead story: president obama announces he'll go to the global climate summit, while a new study shows cutting emissions will make people healthier. judy woodruff and ray suarez have our coverage. then, after the other news of the day, margaret warner explores the military options for the u.s. in afghanistan. paul solman reports on the gold rush of 2009, as the value of the dollar plummets. >> if you're worried about inflation, if you're worried about the u.s. government not being able to pay its debt, if you're worried about worrying >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown gets the latest on toyota's recall of more than four million cars and trucks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. ♪ >>
PBS
Nov 4, 2009 6:00pm EST
report. >> reporter: one year after the voters of new jersey and virginia helped elect barack obama president, they reversed course last night, handing their states' top jobs to republicans. national g.o.p. chairman michael steele said today his party has found its voice again. >> as recently as a couple of >> the republican renaissance has begun. it has begun in earnest, in which we put our faith in the hopes and dreams of the american people to rebuild our economy from the bottom up, not the big deficit spending plans and policies of the politicians in washington or our state capitals. >> reporter: virginia republicans, including former attorney general bob mcdonnell, swept the night-- mcdonnell by a nearly 20-point margin over democratic state senator creigh deeds. >> eight months ago, i applied for the job of governor of virginia. tonight, you have hired me. thank you! ( applause ) >> reporter: president obama campaigned repeatedly for both deeds in virginia and new jersey governor jon corzine, but it wasn't enough to sway independent voters, especially in virginia. still, white
PBS
Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
wraps up president obama's asia trip, and jeffrey brown assesses the eight-day, four-nation tour. judy woodruff updates the fort hood massacre as defense secretary gates calls for a military-wide review. >> it's really focussed more on where we are today and looking ahead, what can we do to prevent something like this from happening again. >> lehrer: and at the end of the program, jeffrey brown comes back with a profile of a chinese american pipa player. >> i'm in new york's chinatown where we'll talk to a musician finding a new place in the modern world for an ancient instrument. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. monsanto. producing more. conserving more. improving farmers' lives. tha
PBS
Nov 11, 2009 6:00pm EST
newshour this wednesday the lead story, somber ceremonies on veterans day as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. kwame holman has our coverage >> we call this a holiday, but for many veterans it's another day of memories will that drive them to live their lives each day as best as they possibly can. >> lehrer: then, after the other news of the day. jeffrey brown examines proposals for more regulation of banks and other fancial institutions. gwen ifill looks at 10 states in budget trouble. plus, two takes on post traumatic stress disorder. betty ann bowser tells the story of a marine and his family coping with the illness... >> the say it's, sounds, smells-- anything can trigger it. can gets a hold of you and won't let you go and just controls you. >> lehrer: and judy woodruff talks to mental health professionals who have counseled returning troops major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what i
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
.÷ú world lears also watched and waited. on mony president obama sd the u.s. nes t see deeds, not just wds, from kaai. and toy/+ head of the unite nations asstance mission inç afghantan said karzai must we out corrupt officials and name a competent gernment or risk losing internaonal backin7s >> we e really at the turning point. we've seen how÷i theupport for the commitment to afghanistan is being qstioned in the numberfroop contributingÑ. countries and donor countrs. th doubt has to beemove it if upo the presidentnd his new cabinet to that. >> warner: what you're saying is if he doesn't make these changeç that ternational suort could fade substaially.ç >> i think the debe that we'll see over the few mths in the community will become even more heated, eve more difficult, if we doi not have an importan positive tng given through theç composition of a new government. >>arner: he warn that karzai should not delude mself into thinking that internatnal support is limitless. >> somefghans believe t afghanistan is of such strategiimportance that we will stay hereç, whatever hap
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Nov 5, 2009 6:00pm EST
five years, to trade up to a new one. president obama is now expected to sign the $24 billion package as early as tomorrow. and for more about the benefits christine owens, executive director of the national employment law project, a nonprofit center that works with the unemployed. owens, it's rare for a mesh tkwraour pass with such lopsided margins in both the house and senate, but let's take one step back. was there controversy, resistance, much debate before these final votes? >> there was not a lot of controversy or debate about the need to pass an extension of unemployment benefits. there was an attempt to add extraneous amendments to this legislation and that's what held it up for more than a month. it was introduced in the senate a month ago but the other amendments that was that there was an atoeplt add and the filibuster or the need to get 60 votes to move ahead on this is what held it up. >> brown: hubs of thousands are already out of benefits. over a million more were facing the expiration in coming weeks. what was the consequence... what would be the consequences o
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
from the white hous mr. obama offered gratitude to trps overseas and theiramilies. >> we ep in our thoughts and ayers the many families marking this thanksving with an empty seat, saved for son or daught, a husband or a wife station in harm's way. we say a special thanksor the crifices those men and women in unorm are making for our safety and freedom. >> reporter: president obma later made calls t10 u.s. servicemen and wom stationed n war zones to ge his personal thanks. other nato lders also are considing sending more troops to afghistan, including german chancellor gela merkel. officials there were focus today on the forcedesignations of the head of germany's ard forces and anoer senior defse official after it was reported thewere invold in withlding details of the nat air strike last stember that killed 30 civilians in northn afghanistan. >> woodff: and as afghans await preside obama's tuesday speech, talked earlier today with whington post kabul corrpondent josh partlow. rough roh josh partlow, thank you very much for talkg with us. let me start by askng you, wi preside obama'
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
newshour this tuesday, the lead story-- president obama and chinese president hu talk climate change, nuclear disarmament, and trade. kwame holman has our coverage. after the other news of the day, we'll have some perspective on the rights of chinese citizens. then, gwen ifill runs a debate about the new guidelines for breast cancer screenings. >> the average risk patient is trying to decide, all of a sudden, "what are we going to do? what is my doctor going to do? what is my insurance company going to do?" >> lehrer: and john merrow updates the challenges facing the washington, d.c., schools; and jeffrey brown looks at the rise of hunger in america. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what has made grant thornton a truly global accounting organization, with access to resources in more than 100 countries? is it their global capabilities, or is it their passion for how they serve their clients? grant thornton >> 150 years of financial strength and the experience of an established investment firm have come together. wachovia securities is now wells fargo a
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Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama began filling in key international leaders today on his new war strategy for afghanistan. it was part of the final run-up to his announcement, in a nationally televised address tomorrow night. ray suarez has our lead story report. >> suarez: the president informed his top civilian and military aides of the decision last night, and set in motion a far-reaching overhaul of u.s. policy in afghanistan. the centerpiece is expected to be the deployment of up to 35,000 additional american troops raising the total to some 100,000. the first to go are likely to be 9,000 u.s. marines moving into southern helmand province, a center of taliban resistance. but it's already clear the president faces opposition in congress. vermont independent bernie sanders was on abc yesterday: >> i have a real problem supporting 30,000 or 40,000 more troops and $100 billion more a year for that war on top of what we're spending in iraq. >> suarez: today, white house spokesman robert gibbs said the issue of cost, not on
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Nov 26, 2009 6:00pm EST
: today's holiday celebrations come ahead of president obama's announcement of a new battle plan for afghanistan in a national address tuesday night from the united states military academy at west point. the military says it could include some 30,000 troops-- a roughly 50% increase in the number of u.s. forces there, but administration officials caution that the president has not settled on a final figure. in his thanksgiving address from the white house, mr. obama offered gratitude to troops overseas and their families. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers the many families marking this thanksgiving with an empty seat, saved for a son or daughter, a husband or a wife stationed in harm's way. we say a special thanks for the sacrifices those men and women in uniform are making for our safety and freedom. >> reporter: president obama later made calls to 10 u.s. servicemen and women stationed in war zones to give his personal thanks. other nato leaders also are considering sending more troops to afghanistan, including german chancellor angela merkel. officials there were focused today
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Nov 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
a long te to come. >> reporter: theresident and first lady michelle obama tended under heavy security, after consoling victs' families in a ivate meeting. then, the president offed words of mpathy and a promise to remember. >>his is a time of war. d yet, these americans did t die on a foreign field battle. they were kied here, on amerin soil, in the heart of this great state and the art of this great american mmunity. it is this fact tt makes the tragedy evemore painful and even more incomehensible. but here ishat you must also know-- your ved ones endure rough the life of our nation their memory will bhonored in the plac they lived and by the people they touched. their lifs work is our securi, and the freedom that we too often take for grant. reporter: mr. obama did not me the alleged gunman, major nidal has. but he insistedustice would be one. >> it may be hard to corehend the twisted logic that led this tragedy. but this much we do know-no faith justifies these murders and craven act no just and lovingod looks upon them with for. for what heas done, we know that the killer
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Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
waited. on monday president obama said the u.s. needs to see deeds, not just words, from karzai. and today/+ head of the united nations assistance mission inç afghanistan said karzai must weed out corrupt officials and name a competent government or risk losing international backing.7s >> we are really at the turning point. we've seen how÷i the support for the commitment to afghanistan is being questioned in the number of troop contributingÑ. countries and donor countries. that doubt has to be remove it if up to the president and his new cabinet to do that. >> warner: what you're saying is if he doesn't make these changes,ç that international support could fade substantially.ç >> i think the debate that we'll see over the few months in the community will become even more heated, even more difficult, if we doi not have an important positive thing given through theç composition of a new government. >> warner: he warned that karzai should not delude himself into thinking that international support is limitless. >> some afghans believe t afghanistan is of such strategic impo
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
obama. but he has given chging versions of hicontacts with the man who appoint him. governor rod blagojevi was ater ousted over allegationse tried to sell the eat. the u.s. and 5 other natio urged iran tod to reconsider a u.n. proposal oits nuclear proam. the irani regime balked this week at shping much of its uraum abroad for additional processing. in bein, germany, the head of the u.n. nuclear agency, mohed el badei, said he still sees room for a deal. >> i would hope definily that we ll get an agrment before the end of the year. and that ishat i think, u know, a number of parers have indicated that, you know, they woullike to ve iran an opportunity to engage at the end of the year. i would hate to see that are mong back to sanctions >> lehrer: in wasngton, a state department spokesman sd e u.s. has not given up hope of an agreement in afghanistan, a icide bomber killed 16 people, andounded at least3 more. the attacker blew hself up on a motorcycle in the wtern city f farah. it happened 5yards from the provincial vernor's compound. separately, a wmaker with close ties to priden
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Nov 5, 2009 7:00pm EST
to doctors xt year. it was all welcome news athe white housewhere president obama came to e daily news brieng. >> i urge congress tlisten to the a.r.p.: listen to the ama, and pass this reform for hundreds of millis of americans. >> hman: mr. obama is expected to head to the capit tomorrow to trto bolster support among house democrats beforehe vote. and speaker pelosi toy shrugged f talk that democratic election loes this week could cut into suppt for the bill. she insisted she wold have a majority, 218 vot. you have 218 >we will. we will. >> can y hear us now? >> holman: mnwhile, outside e capitol, thousands of conservative activis arrived the bus load to protest th democrat health care overhaul, rose corona camerom california. >> we're notcrazy, we're not insane, we just wnt to have our country back. >> holman: reverenjack palzer dre 14 hours from tampa, florida with his son jorn who is diabet. >> we all wanhealth reform, my son can't even get insuranc because he's a jenile diabetic,o of course we want health reform, wwant people to be covered, but if theyan't work out a biparta
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